Neftali Feliz to Brewers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Free-agent closer Neftali Feliz is on the move once again as he's signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports on Thursday. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo confirmed Passan's reports and added that it is a one-year deal worth $5.35 million. Feliz has been no stranger to free agency lately. He was granted free agency from the Texas Rangers in July of 2015 and was signed by the Detroit Tigers, only to hit the market once again after that season. It was then that he signed with the Pirates during the winter prior to the 2016 season.  The 28-year-old has been unable to maintain a level of play that made him one of baseball's best young arms out of the bullpen upon his arrival to the majors.  During his second season in 2010 as a 22-year-old, Feliz posted a 2.73 ERA and saved 40 games, earning his first and only All-Star selection. The following ...


Dan Straily to Marlins: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Miami Marlins reached an agreement Thursday to acquire starting pitcher Dan Straily in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a package headlined by pitching prospects Luis Castillo and Austin Brice. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports first reported the deal was close. Jim Bowden of ESPN confirmed the swap was complete and noted outfielder Isaiah White is also heading to Cincinnati.  Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports provided further details about the Reds' plan for the pitchers: Straily, a former promising prospect in the Oakland Athletics organization, is coming off his best MLB season to date with the Reds in 2016. The right-hander posted a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 162 strikeouts in 191.1 innings across 34 appearances, including 31 starts. The 28-year-old Marshall product enjoyed initial success with the A's, accumulating an ERA slightly under 4.00 across his first two seasons. His numbers dropped off in a major way with ...


George Steinbrenner’s Daughter Comments on Family’s Ownership of Yankees

Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, a New York Yankees general partner and the daughter of longtime team owner George Steinbrenner, stated Wednesday the family still has no plans to sell the organization. Dan Martin of the New York Post passed along comments Swindal made during a team charitable event called "Winter Warm-up" for the elderly. She said the family's long-term outlook hasn't changed since her father's death in 2010. "We're all in," she said. "I hope we own the team for eternity. You never know what life will bring, but we're in it for the long haul." Swindal noted her son, Steve Swindal Jr., has taken on a role in baseball operations to help set the stage for a smooth transition to the next generation. She also praised Hal Steinbrenner, her brother and the team's principal owner, for his job handling the franchise in recent years. "Initially, we were trying to figure out how we were ...


MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 Outfielders to Watch

What's about to proceed is a slideshow about outfielders to watch that won't mention Mike Trout. It sounds blasphemous, but there's a method at work here. The idea is to focus on 10 outfielders who will be worth monitoring during 2017 spring training. What they have in common is not that they're slam-dunk superstars but that they have questions to answer. Some must show they're ready to be healthy and productive in this upcoming season after failing to be one or both in 2016. Others must show they're ready to turn their unproven talent into proven talent. Others must show they're ready to do jobs they may not be cut out for. Let's get to it.Begin Slideshow


MLB Trade Ideas Based on Offseason Week 12 News, Rumors and Speculation

The bulk of the action we'll see this offseason on the MLB trade market is likely already in the rearview. That doesn't mean there's not still time for another blockbuster deal to be pulled off between now and the start of spring training, though. The Los Angeles Dodgers are still searching for a second baseman, the Houston Astros are still shopping for a front-line starter and a number of teams continue to test the waters for Chicago White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers could suddenly be in the market for an impact bullpen arm after losing one of their key relievers for a good chunk of the upcoming season. As we come down the homestretch of another MLB offseason, here's a quick look at a few potential trade ideas, based on the latest rumblings on the rumor mill and some healthy speculation.Begin Slideshow


How Yankees Must Handle Impossible Masahiro Tanaka Decision in 2017

When it comes to opt-out clauses, the New York Yankees tend to opt in. They aren't always happy about it. They don't always do it right away. But when Alex Rodriguez opted out of his deal during the 2007 World Series, the Yankees turned around and gave him a bigger contract they would come to regret. When CC Sabathia was ready to opt out of his contract four years later, the Yankees added what amounted to two years and $50 million, another deal they wouldn't mind having back. So now we come to Masahiro Tanaka. As every Yankees fan knows, he's the closest to a sure thing they have in their 2017 rotation. And as every Yankees fan knows by now, he can opt out of his contract when the 2017 season ends. There's no way the Yankees can make this work in their favor. If Tanaka has a great year, he obviously opts ...


Curt Schilling Argues with Fake Sidney Ponson on Twitter After Hall of Fame Vote

Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines were all inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, but former MLB ace Curt Schilling missed the cut, per BBWAA.com. He took out some of his frustrations in an argument with a fake Twitter account for former pitcher Sidney Ponson (warning: NSFW): Mike Oz of Yahoo Sports captured the entire conversation (warning: NSFW):   Players need 75 percent of the votes to be inducted, and Schilling received just 45 percent. Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine noted Schilling's percentage of votes "collapsed from 52.3 [in 2016] to 45." From 1988 to 2007, Schilling played for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox. He was a six-time All-Star, won three World Series championships (including one that broke the fabled "Curse of the Bambino" in 2004 with the Red Sox) and posted a sparkling career playoff ERA of 2.23. However, Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today argued that Schilling's failure to win a Cy Young Award ...


Softening PED Stance in 2017 Hall of Fame Vote Bodes Well for Bonds, Clemens

Brace yourselves, steroid hard-liners: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are going to the Hall of Fame. Not this year. According to results released Wednesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Bonds got 238 votes, or 53.9 percent, and Clemens got 239, or 54.1 percent. (As a side note, anyone who voted for Clemens but not Bonds or vice versa should have their voting privileges immediately revoked.) The threshold for induction is 75 percent, a bar that was cleared by three players: Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez. We can glean two things from this. First, Bonds and Clemens are gaining momentum. Their vote totals have trended northward each year. Now, in year five, they've edged over 50 percent for the first time. That could be due to the shifting demographics of the BBWAA voting block. It could also be the enshrinement of former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, who oversaw the steroid era and was ...


Jose Canseco Talks 2017 MLB Hall of Fame Results, Jeff Bagwell and Mark McGwire

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame class has been announced, and Jose Canseco is not happy about it. According to Andrew Simon of MLB.com, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez all earned the minimum 75 percent of votes needed to get into Cooperstown, New York.   Canseco took to Twitter to complain about the results: There's going to be more drug users in Cooperstown then The YArd at San Queintin...How the f*** is Jeff Bagwell being inducted into the Hall of Fame and Mark mcgwire's not that is disgusting. It's a great day for the hypocrisy of the Hall of Fame voting induct all that used Peds or induct none. How it's not Mark McGwire Sammy Sosa Roger Clemens Rafael palmeiro not in the Hall of Fame that is a travesty. And definitely bonds should be in the Hall of Fame are you kidding me that is disgusting. [sic] The Hall of Fame induction debate centers around the ...


Breaking Down the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class and Biggest Snubs

For a lucky few, today's the day Cooperstown called to say, "Welcome." For everyone else: "Thanks for playing." The Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was finally announced Wednesday. To nobody's surprise, this is the fourth straight year that the Baseball Writers Association of America voters selected multiple players for induction.   With not a moment to lose, let's get to breaking down the newest members of Cooperstown and all the notables who missed the cut.        The 2017 Hall of Fame Class Jeff Bagwell Jeff Bagwell earned 71.6 percent of the vote in his sixth year on the ballot in 2016, putting him just shy of the requisite 75 percent. In his seventh year, he's finally in with 86.2 percent. It's about time. Jay Jaffe's Jaffe WAR Score System (JAWS), which is convenient for measuring players against their Cooperstown peers, rates Bagwell as the sixth-best first baseman in history, behind only Albert Pujols and four current Hall of ...


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